STORIES OF IMPACT

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Prison Arts Fund for PCAP

Volunteer Cindy Wenig was inspired to create the Prison Creative Arts Strategic Fund after her experience with the program.
Published 5.11.2021

Africa Week Strengthens Global Partnerships For the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan’s Africa Week brought together leaders in higher education, industry, and government for a series of inspiring virtual discussions, from February 15-19, 2021. The conference event addressed key opportunities and challenges that will shape Africa in the coming decades, and outlined several directions to expand and strengthen the collaborations between U-M and present and future African partners.
Published 3.8.2021

Young alumnus’ planned gift is a promise for the future of U-M

Though he is not yet 30, Kyle has created an estate gift to support what he is most passionate about at U-M.
Published 2.15.2021

The Best Network in Sports

University of Michigan students quickly learn that they are connected to a global Wolverine community boasting over 600,000 living alumni, and students have relied on these networks for invaluable support both during and after their time at U-M. At the School of Kinesiology’s Sport Management Program, a group of alumni fully embrace that Michigan spirit and have turned their passion for U-M into support for students.
Published 1.28.2021

Inspired to Create: U-M Alumnae and the World of International Tech Startups

In December, Leaders & Best caught up with several University of Michigan alumnae working in the international startup space to learn more about the tech industry overseas and how U-M helped lay the foundation for their careers in entrepreneurship.
Published 1.13.2021
Skylar Herbert holding a teddy bear dressed like a dentist representing her dream of one day becoming a dentist.

A Little Girl’s Big Legacy

The story of Skylar Herbert, a joyous and bright five-year-old girl who became the first child in Michigan to die from coronavirus complications. It was April 2020, the beginning of the pandemic. Skylar’s parents, LaVondria and Ebbie Herbert—both first responders in Detroit, Michigan—admitted their daughter to the hospital. What all started with a severe headache eventually resulted in a positive test for COVID-19. At a time when children were thought to be unaffected by the coronavirus, the news was both shocking and devastating to the Herberts.
Published 12.3.2020
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